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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 9:08 am 
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Hehe, well spotted Anajo. Yes, I'm afraid Proust is a bit of a bookshelf-filler, perhaps I'll attempt to read them all when I retire so I can get through them all.

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I believe you definitely need to include these books:

- The catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

- Life of Pi by Yann Paper Martel

- 1984 and Animal farm by George Orwell

- The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

- The world according to Garp by John Irving (actually every book of John Irving)

- The curious incident of the dog in the night-time and A spot of bother by Mark Haddon

and ofcourse books from Jules Verne and Alexander Dumas ( I'm am currently reading 'the three musketiers' )

ps perhaps also Momo from Michael Ende


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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Langhorne Clemens great book with a hidden message thats my #1 choice


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Pale Fire, Nabokov
This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald
Swann's Way, Proust
Sound and the Fury, Faulkner


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What about 'My sister's keeper', i think it's by Jodi Picot...and do NOT quote me on the spelling of that.

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It's Jodi Picoult ^ ^



*shudder* Life of Pi was okay, except for the fact that dang, gtg....

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i knew i spelled that wrong, but i really didn't have the energy to go look for the correct spelling.

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ink_scratch wrote:
It's Jodi Picoult ^ ^



*shudder* Life of Pi was okay, except for the fact that dang, gtg....


^ ^ Just like I often do. Ok, to continue my train of thought: Life of Pi was okay except for the fact that we had to read it over the summer and do an assignment for my english teacher.

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The quickest way to ruin a book is to read it in an English class.

hmm, that sounds kinda like a quote but i'm pretty sure i just made that up on the spot. cool

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My ultimate choice: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I'm just sorry I haven't read War and Peace. I'm finding it hard to locate a copy.

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I have to agree with all suggestions concerning 'Hitchhikers Guide'... a must have (its a 4 part trilogy) :D
One book that Ill always own, no matter how many times I have to hunt it down to replace, is 'The Art of War'. Be careful with this one though. Direct chinese to english translations can get a bit muddled, so each publisher has a different version. And in the books defence, its not as sinister as you may think.


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There are so many great books...but I love to get recommendations...so I will pass on a few of mine...

Memoirs of a Geisha....Arthur Golden
The Drifters....James A. Michener
East of Eden....John Steinbeck
The Kite Runner....Khaled Hosseini
Eat, Pray , Love....Elizabeth Gilbert
The Time Traveler's Wife...Audrey Niffenegger

Thats what comes to mind right now...
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I would definitely recommend The Road by Cormac McCarthy (one of my all time favoritess) other books are
Tobacco Road and Gods Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell,
The Reivers and the Hamlet by William Faulkner
Karin from Dresden


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I picked up a book at borders like a month ago called THE NAME OF THE WIND (spelled in annoying caps) by Patrick Rothfuss, read a chapter, and forgot about it till last night. I recomend this book to everyone not put off by fantasy! I started reading it last night and I didn't stop till 2 AM. It's a great book, in a genre that is so often poorly exicuted but is (in my opinon) the best when exicuted properly.

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Natsume Soseki's Kokoro and Kobo Abe's The face of Another. Dig on Japanese authors. They're very good as well.

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